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Grass-like Mantis

Thesprotia Graminis

Description:

Mantis about 3 inches long. Copper/tan colour.

Habitat:

Forest garden

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3 Comments

RobinGraves
RobinGraves 6 years ago

Thank you ForestDragon, I will

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Oops, I almost forgot, please consider adding this and any of your other mantis spottings to the Marvelous Mantids of the World mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1573...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Hi Robin, this beautiful mantis looks very similar to the Grass-like Mantid, Thesprotia graminis. It is found in Mexico. I am not sure if there are any similar species, but I would bet the Genus is correct, if nothing else. Here is a link to BugGuide.net for Thesprotia graminis. You can compare images and such. See what you think: http://bugguide.net/node/view/4823

RobinGraves
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RobinGraves

Campeche, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 19, 2015
Submitted on Mar 7, 2015

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